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Residents at Queen’s Avenue get in the Easter spirit4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
Residents at Queens Avenue Independent Living Scheme got together to celebrate Easter and create festive cards and hats.

Set to share best practice for ModernGov4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
The Debt and Cash Wise teams will present to over 40 professionals from across the housing sector in London on 24 April.
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New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!15 March 2018

Published 15 March 2018
Don’t forget, our Pontefract SAP is closed for refurbishment for eight weeks.
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Eco-friendly prize for top energy saving tips13 March 2018

Published 13 March 2018
WDH’s Sustainability Team handed over a hamper full of eco-friendly products to two lucky tenants as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last month.

New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!9 March 2018

Published 9 March 2018
Pontefract SAP will be closing from Monday 12 March 2018 for approximately eight weeks whilst we refurbish and improve the facilities.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back for a seventh year!5 March 2018

Published 5 March 2018
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our seventh annual Love Where You Live awards.

Loss of heating and emergency repairs 2 March 2018

Published 2 March 2018
We are continuing to work hard to reach all our tenants who have reported loss of heating or other emergency repairs.
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Severe Weather – Emergency Repairs1 March 2018

Published 1 March 2018
We are receiving high volumes of repair related calls today due to the severe weather. Emergency repairs including loss of heating are being prioritised but it is taking extra time for our operatives to travel around the district.
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SAP closure due to weather conditions28 February 2018

Published 28 February 2018
Please note due to the adverse weather conditions our Service Access Points will be closed from 3.30 pm today.
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SAP closure for training (Tuesday 27 February at noon) 19 February 2018

Published 19 February 2018
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Tuesday 27 February at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 28 February as normal.
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WDH creates family development in Thirsk5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
WDH are working in partnership with the Strategic Team Group to build 40 new homes in Thirsk.
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Local children clean up park5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
Children from Simpson’s Lane Academy in Knottingley celebrated finishing their SATs with a day in the park. Though they weren’t sitting back and relaxing just yet. They were picking up litter to improve the park, collecting 16 sacks all together, and adding planters to brighten up the area. They also did a street audit on the surrounding streets to highlight where improvements could be made.
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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
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WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back12 April 2019

Published 12 April 2019
Musgrave Court, our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished, has begun welcoming its residents, old and new, back to their new and improved homes.

WDH Community Grants available now8 April 2019

Published 8 April 2019
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects between 8 April -17 May.
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Winter edition of WDH News out now!26 November 2014

Published 26 November 2014
We're running a huge Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of the tenant newsletter which will give tenants the chance to win a prize every day throughout December.

Help to shape district's future24 November 2014

Published 24 November 2014
People are invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday to find out how they can help to shape the future of Normanton and Featherstone by joining one of WDH's Neighbourhood Panels.

Havercroft ILS residents attend healthy living course 21 November 2014

Published 21 November 2014
Residents at Whinview Court in Havercroft are taking part in a health and wellbeing course organised by WDH and South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYFT).
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Competition: Six simple steps to win an iPad and more!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
We're running a mega Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of your tenant newsletter - here are the six simple steps you need to follow to enter.
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Poster is more than just a load of rubbish!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
Children from Portobello created a poster out of recycling during a Fun Day at the Castle Children’s Centre after local residents raised concerns about the amount of litter in the area.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 19 November 2014

Published 19 November 2014
WDH, the social landlord behind a free local energy switching website and phone service, is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.

Family joins 100th birthday celebrations14 November 2014

Published 14 November 2014
The daughter of a WDH tenant who has celebrated her 100th birthday put her mum’s longevity down to healthy food and a calm temperament.
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Let’s write the future, together13 November 2014

Published 13 November 2014
Kevin Dodd discusses WDH’s plans following the organisation’s first-ever major stakeholder event in his latest blog
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Newbuild plans go sky-high12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
We are showcasing our sky-high new build aspirations – courtesy of an aerial view of our latest development.
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New initiative gets Smirthwaite estate cooking 12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
A new healthy eating initiative has been launched in Normanton, showing people on the Swirthwaite Estate that cooking good food at home is cheap and easy.
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